Oh, I love my boys.

Yesterday was special!  If I’d seen Michaela yesterday, I’d have seen the entire crowd of six that comprises all my children and grandchildren!  I do text with her through the day each day, so at least I can say I was in touch with all of my sweet babies yesterday.

While I did not get a photo of my oldest yesterday, I did get to visit with him in person yesterday.  I love that boy so much!  He’s still Pooh Bear to me.

Last evening I had an impromptu Subway dinner with Joseph.  He called and said, “Do you want to come see the babies?”

“Yes.”

I was delighted when John showed up to visit his brother Joe, so it turned into a nice evening where I got to see both my grandchildren and two of my sons in one sitting!  And we ALL had Subway together.  I love them all so much!!

Even though we all live close to each other, life is just so busy for everyone.  It’s hard to visit on a regular basis like we all want to.

Cutting up — we are all Greek gods and goddess.
These boys just melt my heart!
And these little babies!! Be still my heart!

 

I loved sitting with John and Joe again and talking about Lord of the Rings and comparisons to Harry Potter, and JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, the fun and games we used to have, serious issues about where we all are now in our lives, and more. My boys!!

Enjoy this day!
Lynn

Journaling on…

It’s Saturday! Just wanted to drop in and say hello and good morning. I am sure the day will fly! I am busy working in my Etsy shop today. I love working with old papers. When I had the retail shop, Sidetracked, I realized again how much I love old books and paper. Anyway, all this paper makes me so happy.

Here are a few pictures, old and new, for you to enjoy. I am loving looking back on old pictures. My children and I are all healing from everything we’ve been through. (It takes a long time.)  I love my babies so much, and to me they will always be my babies! I am the only one, actually, who can get away with calling my big man Daniel, “Pooh Bear.” You know he loves it.

But, uh, does he look like a Pooh Bear?

This man loves to fish!

As a side note, and this may break your heart like it broke mine, the beautiful old house where I raised my babies, it was so neglected during the 7 years after I left, it had to be destroyed by the new owners. There is a new house where the old one was. I won’t go into details, of course, because the high road is a safe place to walk, but suffice it to say that the house is a pretty good picture of the way the kids and I were cared for, in my humble opinion. I take from that place the wonderful memories of holding and rocking babies, rope swings, a glorious cottage garden that drew neighbors and strangers in, and lots of cooking, some tears, lots of prayers, and finally release.

On to other news…

Fairy garden.

Always try to have a little fairy dust in your life, including a tiny black cat in a tiny blue chair amid ferns and foliage.

Back in the day; sweet old living room.

Oh, remind me to tell you a ghost story about the old house! It is actually quite amazing.

Enjoy this day!

Lynn

Run, Forrest, Run

My coworker and I pick on each other with that phrase: Run, Forest, Run!

My oh my, life is busy!  My job has changed dramatically of late. I am very happy to always be learning new things and to continue to work for a great institution until retirement. I love clothes, so choosing outfits for work each day is a joy to me. On the other hand, it’s hard to adjust to change. Suffice it to say that “Ms. Ellie” and I are on the road a lot each week.

Meanwhile, life while off the clock is full of fun, beautiful things!

My dearest Jason and I both enjoy working on our family trees. We’ve been visiting cemeteries and spending lots of time on ancestry.com
I fell in love with this artist’s trading card. It sold as soon as I put it in the shop.
Credit where credit is due. The artist.
Tomatoes from the garden complement eggs and Bass Farm sausage. Best sausage ever besides fresh.
Jason and Stan Lewis play The Roost at Fearrington Village

Today has been a day of just working outside and planning a few days of outings since I have some time off.

Enjoy this day! It won’t be back again!
Lynn